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Most flights of strike-hit Pakistan carrier grounded

Most flights by Pakistan's ailing national airline were grounded on Wednesday, a company spokesman said, as striking employees disrupted operations to protest against a government privatisation plan. The strike is the latest i

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Yemen oil port fire from air strike kills at least 9

An air strike by a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed at least nine people on Thursday at an oil facility on the Red Sea operated by its Houthi opponents, oil workers and medics said.   A news agency ru

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US, allies launch 23 air strikes in Iraq, 3 in Syria against IS

The US-led coalition launched 23 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and three in Syria on Thursday, the task force leading the operation said in a statement.   The coalition said 22 of the strikes in Iraq

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6.2-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Bonin islands

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck 112 km southeast of Japan's Bonin islands on Friday, about 1,000 km south of Tokyo, the capital, the US Geological Survey said.   The quake, at a depth of 10 km, hit at 0

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France on high alert as IS plans more strikes

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for a co-ordinated assault by gunmen and bombers that killed 127 people at locations across Paris that President Francois Hollande said amounted to an act of war against France. The terro

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Lufthansa cancels 930 flights due to strike

Lufthansa cancelled 930 flights on Wednesday after cabin crews continued what is shaping up to be the longest strike in the German airline's history. Flight attendants started striking last Friday over early retirement benefit

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Lufthansa cabin crew to start week-long strike

Lufthansa's main cabin crew union said a week-long strike would start on Friday at the German carrier, after last-minute talks between staff and management over early retirement benefits and pensions broke down.  

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Lufthansa cabin crew pay talks fail

Talks between Lufthansa and its main cabin crew union have failed, the union said on Saturday, raising the prospect of more strikes at the German carrier. Lufthansa is in talks with various staff groups as it seeks to cut costs in

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Spanish air traffic controllers call new strikes

Spanish air traffic controllers will restart partial strikes in the coming weeks in protest against sanctions imposed by airport authorities on some staff, unions said on Monday. Controllers will strike between 0600 CET and 1800 C

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Court orders Lufthansa pilots to end strike

A German court ruled Lufthansa pilots must halt a strike on Wednesday that led to the cancellation of around 1,000 flights, in an increasingly bitter row over cost cuts and pay at the airline. The pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit s

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